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The '''BWAA Fighter of the Year''' received the [[Edward J. Neil Trophy]] from 1938-2008. The trophy was named for [[Edward J. Neil]], an Associated Press sportswriter and war correspondent, who died of shrapnel wounds in 1938 while covering the Spanish Civil War.  The award, starting in 2009, has been renamed for [[Sugar Ray Robinson]].
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The '''Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year''' (or BWAA) [[Edward J. Neil Trophy]] was first given in 1938. The trophy was named for [[Edward J. Neil]], an Associated Press sportswriter and war correspondent, who died of shrapnel wounds in 1938 while covering the Spanish Civil War.  This award was renamed for [[Sugar Ray Robinson]] in 2009.
  
 
*1938 - [[Jack Dempsey]]
 
*1938 - [[Jack Dempsey]]

Revision as of 18:26, 24 August 2011

The Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year (or BWAA) Edward J. Neil Trophy was first given in 1938. The trophy was named for Edward J. Neil, an Associated Press sportswriter and war correspondent, who died of shrapnel wounds in 1938 while covering the Spanish Civil War. This award was renamed for Sugar Ray Robinson in 2009.

Also see: Boxing Writers Association of America